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Section: 35.54 35.55 35.56 35.57 35.58 35.58 35.58 35.581 35.581 35.585 35.59 35.591 35.60 35.61 35.62
OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
Text of section as added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 198, § 1
(a) A person may not require an individual to disclose the
individual's social security number to obtain goods or services
from or enter into a business transaction with the person, unless
confidentiality and security of a social security number disclosed
to the person.
how personal information is collected, how and when the personal
information is used, how the personal information is protected, who
has access to the personal information, and how the personal
information is disposed.
(c) This section does not apply to:
(1) a person who is required to maintain and
U.S.C. Sections 6801 to 6809), the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g), or the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. Section 1320d
(2) a covered entity under rules adopted by the
commissioner of insurance relating to insurance consumer health
information privacy or insurance consumer financial information
(3) a governmental body, as defined by Section
552.003, Government Code, other than a municipally owned utility;
(4) a person with respect to a loan transaction, if the
person is not engaged in the business of making loans.
(d) A person who violates Subsection (a) is liable to the
state for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for each
calendar month during which a violation occurs. The civil penalty
may not be imposed for more than one violation that occurs in a
month. The attorney general or the prosecuting attorney in the
county in which the violation occurs may bring suit to recover the
civil penalty imposed under this section.
(e) The attorney general may bring an action in the name of
the state to restrain or enjoin a person from violating Subsection
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 198, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
For text of section as added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 946, §
1, see § 35.581, post.
Last modified: August 11, 2007